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Player Personas: A Guide To Understanding Your Players

The History of Player Personas To first understand player personas we first need to be back to the year, 1990. In 1990, a game designer named Richard Bartle wrote an essay about player types in Multi-User Dungeon games. In his essay, Bartle, discusses four distinct players types, how these players usually play games, phrases the…
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Brainstorming an Adventure

Brainstorming an adventure is the most crucial and most forgotten piece of the writing process. It’s far too common for authors to start building a vast world or focus on a villain’s encounter without even taking five minutes to ponder their overall plot. Don’t be that person. Brainstorming an adventure helps you take small, incremental steps towards…
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Weak enemies. Can they be challenging?

The world of Dungeons and Dragons is truly massive. Adventurers spend years traveling the continents, saving townsfolk, and dreaming of epic battles with dragons. Epic enemies are great, but why can’t we challenge players with weak enemies? Today we’re going to learn how to challenge your players with frogs, giant fire beetles, and goats! Wait, don’t…
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